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Jesús Franco (screenplay)
Ramón Llidó (story)
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Release Date:
21 April 1982 (France) See more »
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Manuel Gélin ... Robert Blabert
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ... Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery ... Ben

Lina Romay ... Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson ... Kurt's Wife

Antonio Mayans ... Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza ... Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard ... Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret ... Sylvie
Albino Graziani ... Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu ... Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert ... Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina ... Aisha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Zombie
Daniel Katz ... (uncredited)
Juan Soler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as A.M. Frank)
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as A.L. Mariaux) &
Ramón Llidó  story (as Ramón Llido)

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as J. Franco)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer (uncredited)
Marius Lesoeur .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Pablo Villa)
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Max Monteillet 
Juan Soler 
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco 
Claude Gros 
 
Makeup Department
Manolita G. Fraile .... makeup artist (as Manuela Garcia Fraile)
 
Production Management
Daniel Lesoeur .... production manager
Antonio Mayans .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Jouanisson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Claude Panier .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Richard Green .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ángel Ordiales .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Lina Romay .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ilona Kunesova .... continuity
Sylvie Perrot .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La tumba de los muertos vivientes" - France (original title)
"Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies" - International (English title) (video title)
"Grave of the Living Dead" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Oasis of the Zombies" - USA (DVD title)
"The Oasis of the Living Dead" - USA
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Runtime:
Argentina:88 min | USA:82 min | France:82 min | Spain:85 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) (2014) | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (cut) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Quotes:
Girl victim 1:Look at the size of them. Do you suppose they're Redwoods?
Girl victim 2:They're date trees. Come on.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Out of 180 directed films, THIS is Franco's worst!, 11 May 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Oasis of the Zombies" is the irrefutable proof that you should NEVER purchase horror movies judging by their cool-sounding titles and/or appealing DVD-covers! Lucky for me, I gained enough cynics (and Franco-experience) over the years in order to keep my expectations towards this one low, and I can only advise people to do the same. This movie is boring, poorly made and very UN-Franco! No sadism and a total lack of sleaze??? What's the matter, Jess? We follow the totally uninteresting treasure hunt of some youngsters in the African desert. During WWII, a Nazi-squadron carrying 6 million $ worth of gold supposedly got ambushed and the loot is still there. So are the Nazis, though, only they're rotten walking corpses now… The little bit of gore and the zombie make-up effects are very OTT and the complete opposite of scary, yet they form the only mildly entertaining aspects of the entire movie. The undead look filthy and disgusting but their attacks appear to be filmed in slow motion! So incredibly tame! "Nazi-zombie"-flicks isn't a very rich horror sub genre, but at least the 1977 "Shock Waves" can be considered a modest classic. Heck, even that dreadful "Zombie Lake" is ten times more entertaining than this turkey. That movie might be retarded but at least it contained some exciting moments.

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